Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) India has announced the first production milestone for its all-new compact SUV – the Jeep Compass. The SUV has crossed the 25,000 units production mark in just seven months of its arrival in the Indian market. Production of the vehicle was commenced at Fiat’s Ranjangaon plant near Pune in June, 2017.
Besides this, the carmaker has exported over 5,000 units of the Made-in-India Compass in markets like Australia, UK and Japan. The export was begun to right-hand drive markets in October, 2017. The India-made Compass achieved 5-star safety rating in ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Programme) in December, 2017.
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The Jeep Compass has been a sensation ever since its launch in July, 2017. The proof of its popularity lies in the fact that it had crossed 10,000 sales mark within four months of its launch. Attributes that have worked in its favour are – the robust styling, a feature-packed interior and efficient engine setup. The aggressive pricing is the cherry on the cake. Currently, it’s the most affordable offering from the American SUV maker in India.
The SUV carline is spread across 10 variants priced between Rs 15.16 lakh (Sport 1.4MAIR) to Rs 21.91 lakh (Limited 4X4 (O) 2.0D). Please note that the mentioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. In this price range, the Compass takes on the Hyundai Tucson and Renault Captur.
Engine setup of the SUV includes a 2.0-litre Multijet turbo diesel and 1.4-litre petrol making 170bhp with 350Nm and 160bhp with 250Nm respectively. While the 6-speed manual gearbox is standard across the carline, the 7-speed DCT is available only with the petrol model. The SUV comes with both 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain system.
Aiming to further boost its sales, the company is planning to introduce diesel automatic and Trailhawk variants of the SUV. The latter one is the off-road version of the Compass. Besides this, Jeep will launch the new Renegade and updated versions of the Cherokee and Wrangler SUVs.
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